The funky America's Cup foiling waterbugs are actually sailing at speeds of up to 50 knots now, huge foiling multihulls are setting crazy distance records, and people are putting foils on everything imaginable. I didn't sail more than a couple of times myself without a foil last summer. I'm not sure it'll keep grabbing so much attention in the future, but it sure is fun - and a constant learning experience.
Dinghy and multihull foiling sailboat options continue to multiply out there but the most accessible boat available right now continues to be the UFO foiler. Every other option is both much more expensive and more complex.
Windsurf foiling continues to grow, and with a foiling board being selected for the 2024 Olympics, it's sure to continue the expansion. This is another area that we've had personal experience with - and it's awesome! It will be the way of the future for windsurfing in many conditions. Short boards with small rigs are foiling in light breezes - doing 2-3 times wind speed pretty easily. Both boards and sails are now coming out specifically for foiling and they do make the experience better all-around. We have windsurfing foils on sale starting at under $500.
SUP foils and hand-held wings are all over the web too. There are some good fresh water applications for our smaller waves and for downwinding. The new Slingshot SlingWing seems to be catching on in some areas (video) and I can't wait to try it out with skis on the frozen lakes this Winter. We have new SUP foils and foil boards on the way as well. Video Link
The Windsurfer brand has returned with a more modern board but the same old versatility and fun that started it all! The new Windsurfer LT is lighter, floatier, faster, and more stable for a big boost in performance. It will help you rediscover the wonders of windsurfing with it's versatility, especially in light and shifty winds. The Windsurfer LT brings back what made the sport accessible and exciting for all - only better.
Muskegon will host the 2020 Weta North Americans next Summer! We're excited for Weta sailors from all over to experience our fresh clear water! If you want to get in on the action, now is the time to get your custom color Weta deposit in. We are getting ready to finalize our container order for 2020 Wetas. Some of the new boats we've seen have had different deck colors and they look really sharp. All new boats are the lighter and stiffer foam cored hulls and come with the new class legal SQ mainsails as well. Contact us now.